Paddy's Day and Easter falling so close together this year means you get oodles of time off for not that much annual leave, if you get your request form in before everyone else that is. So, once you have the time off booked, where should you go?
The Lonely Planet named Dublin as one the top 10 cities in the world to visit this year, which is a no brainer. So Team U have put together our holiday wishlist for 2016.
Venice It truly is one of those places you need to see before you die. Just be warned, nothing is cheap. Think upwards of €10 for coffee and reasonable hotels in the centre of the city just don't exist. But for a special occasion, bite the bullet and go with it. Prosecco beside the Rialto Bridge is a memory that will stay with you forever. Our top tip: Skip the gondola and just get the water bus instead, same views for 1/10 of the price.
Glasgow Everyone always heads for Edinburgh first, but there's something incredibly charming about rough and ready Glasgow. It's better value, the flights are cheaper but that's not just it. We've always found the people to be friendlier and way more craic than their neighbours. Our top tip: If vintage shopping is your thing then head for the West End, there are serious bargains and one offs to be had, as well as some top notch pub grub.
Marrackech Michael O'Leary has made the north African city incredibly accessible with his twice weekly direct flights. Accommodation ranges from budget riads to six star palaces but once there, the real attractions are the people, the shopping and the food. Think excellent jewellery, top quality leather and ways to use a tagine that you've never thought about before! Our top tip: Hire a private driver for the day. It seems excessive but split between a group it works out at under €30 a head. Nothing beats insider knowledge, and an air conditioned car.
San Sebastian The Spanish culinary capital is tricky to get to, but 100% worth the trip. The option to eat in some of the world's best restaurants is there, but if budget is a concern, just head for one of the many tapas bars along the beach and in the old town. Eat like a king for under €20 sampling traditional Spanish dishes. The sunshine helps too! Our top tip: Make like the Spanish and throw your toothpicks and napkins on the ground when finished, seemingly it's not bad manners at all.